Wrongfully Accused

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -2 1/2

Noted for his roles in the crude "Airplane" and "Naked Gun" comedy series, veteran comedian Leslie Nielsen continues his crude comedy career in this slapstick spoof on other movies. Primarily following the events in "The Fugitive" movie, Nielsen plays Ryan Harrison who is wrongfully convicted of murdering a wealthy tycoon. He's bused off to prison, but escapes along the way. Then he leads U.S. Marshall Fergus Falls (Richard Crenna) on a merry chase as he becomes involved in one crude, comical incident after another. And along the way, he's befriended by the beautiful and mysterious Cass Lake (Melinda McGraw).

This fast-paced film is loaded with non stop jokes and sight gags of every variety, and Nielsen manages to be his usual low key comical self. Some of jokes are genuinely funny, such as his stealing a car which shakes and rattles with a Latin beat. Or the damage he wreaks with his violin bow when performing as a concert violinist. Even though most of the slapstick comedy is crude, the film will likely attract enough fans to make it successful. To say this comedy is offensive is an understatement. Ryan's escapades are full of crude, comical incidents relating to sexual encounters, including simulated or implied unconventional sex and comical bedroom sexual antics. Reference to genitals are commonplace such as one scene where a gun in Ryan's pants simulates male genitals. And there are the usual low cut dresses and swim suits. Along with the crude comedy comes a number of obscenities and moderately crude words. And slapstick violence abounds with a man hit in the genitals, shooting and chase threats, hand fighting and a couple on ship who hit their heads on a bridge. It's really discouraging to see how low American movie comedy has sunk as evidenced by this film. It's even more discouraging to know that plenty of people, mostly young adults, will go to see this film This is definitely one to avoid and to discourage others from attending

Preview Reviewer: John Evans
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The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (14) times - Mild 9, Moderate 5

Obscene Language: Many (9) times - f-word 1, s-word 2, other 6

Profanity: Once - Regular (Good Lord)

Violence: Many times - Moderate and Severe (Man hit in genitals, man hit by microphones, wood beam and model airplane, man shot/killed, hand fighting, bus runs off cliff, train hits bus, chase threats, woman shocked with electricity, shooting threats, couple hit heads on bridge)

Sex: Once - Explicit, but comical -no nudity

Nudity: Near Nudity - Few times (women in low cut dresses and swim suits)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Almost continuous - Sometimes explicit (Woman simulates unconventional sex, men simulate sex, many comical references to sex and genitals, woman entices man, references to unconventional sex, gun in pants simulates genitals)

Drugs: Once - Man drinks cocktails

Other: Man fed worms, reference to urinating in pants

Running Time: Unknown
Intended Audience: Older teens and adults

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